Tag: family

Weekend Dinner Project: Pulled Pork and Pinto Bean Soup/Stew/Chili?

This Weekend Dinner Project took a couple of tries, to make sure I got it right, and of course in between lots of LIFE happened, so it’s taken me longer to get it up here. Then there was the quandary of what to call it; is it soup, stew, or chili? (Stoup is not on ...

Leftover Makeover – Red Beans and Rice

First off, sorry about the blurry photos. I was very hungry while preparing this dish, and impatience does not steady a camera. My previous post featured dried kidney beans and Italian sausage. Chances are, you still have kidney beans in the refrigerator; here’s an easy weeknight meal to put them to use, with another type ...

Weekend Dinner Project: Sausage Bean Vegetable Soup

While winter is finally over, there are still plenty of chilly spring nights ahead, perfect for cooking big pots of warm, comforting soup. This soup is a great weekend dinner project, using dried beans, Italian sausage, and lots of fresh vegetables to build in rich flavor and hearty texture.

Leftover Makeovers: Creamed Chicken with Vegetables and Egg Noodles, Roasted Vegetable Soup

So, if you roasted two chickens, and your family is like mine, you have a lot of breast meat left over. Breast meat tends to become very dry when warmed up as is, but it’s great for shredding and saucing up, as I did here.

I Got A Hand For You…

When I began writing this blog, local, seasonal food wasn’t on everyone’s radar, but it was on mine. It was how I planned menus, shopped and cooked, and I had a lot of information and passion that I wanted to share with others. The food world has changed since I began blogging; local and seasonal ...

I Can Feel It Comin’ In The Air…

It’s spring once again in New England. Well, I guess it’s spring everywhere in the Northern Hemisphere, but here in New England, it’s of utmost importance that we repeat the fact like a mantra every day, otherwise we might not believe it.

Digging Out

I’ve spent the last few days digging out, but it’s not what you think. The Husband generously handles the snow accumulation single-handedly. My digging out is different, and no one can do it for me.